Top Ten Tuesday Topic of the Day: books that made me cry.
I participated in this meme back in November 2010.
To avoid repeating books from that list today's list is...
Ten Books that Made Me Cry Between Dec. '10-Feb. '14
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler...if someone is breaking up I'm all about the tissues. I had several bad break-ups as a teenager and these types of books hit nerves directly linked to my tear ducts.
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys...I don't see how anyone could read this book with dry eyes. It is about human rights injustices placed on women and children of Lithuania under the Stalinist regime.
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay...the shocking Holocaust story set in France, based on factual events.
October Mourning: a song for Matthew Shepard by Leslea Newman...the tragic death of Matthew Shepard, a young homosexual man told in beautiful and evocative poems.
Faithful Elephants: a True Story of Animals, People, and War by Yukio Tsuchyia... I cry everytime I read this children's book about the purposeful death of elephants in a Tokyo zoo during WWII. Innocent animals as victims of our awful war.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green...I listened to this book as I was driving to/from work but had to turn it off because I was crying so hard, making driving difficult. I bet this book is on just about everyone's list if they've read it.
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell...No spoilers but suffice it to say Elanor's home life sucks and Park is so loving and thoughtful. Both things made me cry.
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick ...Leonard Peacock is suicidal and the only person who seems to notice or care is a teacher. It breaks my heart.
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini...Hosseini is the author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Need I say more about why I found myself crying while I read it.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell...there were just a few moments in this book that I found my eyes tearing up. No big boo-hoos though.
What books have you read recently that made you cry?